Six Nations 2016: Wales' Alun Wyn Jones wants 'positive rugby'

Alun Wyn Jones
Alun Wyn Jones has also made six Test appearances for the British and Irish Lions
Six Nations: Ireland v Wales
Date: Sunday, 7 February Venue: Aviva Stadium Kick-off: 15:00 GMT
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Lock Alun Wyn Jones says Wales want to make amends for their 2015 World Cup disappointment in this season's Six Nations

Wales fell one round short of emulating their 2011 semi-final achievement, losing to South Africa in last year's quarter-finals.

Jones, 30, starts for Wales in their Six Nations opener against Ireland at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on Sunday.

"We know where we fell short [in the World Cup]," Jones said.

"And I hope we can play a bit of positive rugby to put that right and score the tries that we essentially did not do enough."

Jones was a member of the Wales squad that won Grand Slams immediately following the 2007 and 2011 World Cup tournaments

Ospreys' Jones, who will win his 95th Wales cap at the Aviva Stadium, believes Wales will benefit from their World Cup experience and says he is relishing the campaign.

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"It is an exciting place for Wales," Jones said. "There is a bit of change in certain areas, and that might not be a bad thing.

"The guys who came in during the World Cup took an opportunity and did well. The change was forced, and it is not normal to blood players during a World Cup. We now have greater strength in depth, and that can only be good."

Wales return to Dublin for a first Six Nations visit since a 26-3 defeat in 2014, their heaviest in the competition for 10 years

Ireland will be without the now retired second-row Paul O'Connell, plus injured stars such as Tommy Bowe, Rob Kearney, Cian Healy, Sean O'Brien and Peter O'Mahony.

"Ultimately, it is a difficult place to play, no matter who they have. We have experienced it a few times," Jones added.

"I will miss locking horns with Paul O'Connell and both of us trying to win. You cannot shy away from the effective guy he was in his position.

"But Devin Toner played alongside him for a long time and has been doing very well for Leinster."